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people. we are not showing this to you for the sake of it. who do you know who making a big difference in your community? you can nominate these heroes and they end up winning. >> making a huge difference in their communities. a good thing to see. we want to wish everybody a wonderful fourth of july weekend. hope you're safe, healthy, happy and you have a little bit of fun. >> you're off? >> i'm off watching the fireworks. >> christine and i will be here on monday. have a fantastic weekend. kyra phillips takes it over now with the "cnn newsroom." >> how about a lot of fun? come on! >> some people have to work so i felt bad! >> happy fourth of july, guys. we all will be celebrating. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thank you for joining us. >>> witnesses taking the stand in the casey anthony murder trial. the judge says the case could go to the jury this weekend. >>> los alamos national lab closed fifth day as high winds make problems for fire crews. 94,000 acres have burned. lab officials say toxic materials are saving. >>> royal couple wakes
the votes to pass the harry reid plan in the united states senate. now this is not that big a surprise. in fact, we always knew he was going to have problems passing the bill. however, the wrinkle comes when the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell puts out a letter just a little while ago essentially telling the world that he had 43 republicans assigned on opposing senator reid's bill. you see it, part of the text, given the nation's enormous future spending challenges, it will be irresponsible to gift president this unprecedented additional borrowing authority without requiring the enactment of significant spending reductions and reforms. so 43 republicans say they will not vote for the bill as it is written. and mccain -- i'm sorry, mcconnell is pressing this point by saying he would like to see a vote now on the senate floor. but republicans would like a little time to work on the language and perhaps scare up some more support. let's listen to what mcconnell said a little while ago on the senate floor. >> so we have the astonishing development here that my good friend, the maj
a chance to swim with a really big shark in the waters off palm beach. a captain who owns a local dive company says it's only the fifth whale shark he's seen in 20 years. they're called whale sharks because of, well, the size. they only heat plankton and not people. thank goodness! >>> and, hey, there, everybody! welcome to this cnn saturday morning. take a look at what we're watching this morning. another royal wedding! yes. it's not just over in england. we're keeping an eye on royal weddings. this is a live picture happening right now. and who you're seeing right now, right there is prince albert of monaco. he's having a big ceremony right now, marrying his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. this is ceremony ii. the smaller one was yesterday. the big one is today and all of monaco is invited. we have got a shot of the bride, that i have seen this morning, and you know what, just in time, they switched over. and i'll let you see a picture of the bride as well. there she is, who is now her serene highness after a civil ceremony yesterday. but, again, today is the big reli
big development. this is the first member of the key negotiators in these debt talks has come out publicly to say he is on board. this coming from senate majority leader harry reid. the top democrat in the senate. a statement we just received from his office says senator reid has signed off on the debt ceiling agreement pending caucus approval. of course, pending caucus approval means pending -- getting the same sign-off from his fellow democrats. that, of course, leads me to believe he will probably be having a caucus meeting or at least some kind of conference call with his members at some point soon to discuss this with them. but this is a major development. because as we know, we were just talking yesterday, this is the same man who came back from a meeting at the white house with the president, seeming very pessimistic about the prospects of a deal. today we heard him speak cautiously optimistic as he said. now we have for the first time one of the key negotiators publicly coming out to say that he has signed on to these -- to the debt ceiling agreement. of course, we need to
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. >>> it will be a big day in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments in that murder trial is just a few hours away. court is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. casey anthony, as you know, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee yesterday. there was a vigil for caylee near the spot where her body was found. the case expected to go to the jury after closing arguments. this all began in late may. casey anthony facing seven charges, including capital murder. that means she could face the death penalty if she's found guilty. the defense and prosecution both wrapped up their cases last week. casey anthony decided not to testify in her own defense. more on that throughout the morning. >>> also, a jailhouse phone call is raising more questions about the accuser in the dominique strauss-kahn sexual assault case. the former chief of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest on friday. mr. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and last week prosecutors said the accuser's story raised credibility questions. cnn national correspondent susan
doesn't matter. a lost season is a big deal. >>> tight lipped about any emergency surgery and now an admission from venezuelan president hugo chavez. in a televised appearance yesterday, chavez says that doctors in cuba operated on him to remove a cancerous tumor in june. there's no word yet on when he will return to venezuela but speculation surrounded his health after he canceled a high-profile summit of latin american leaders slated for this month. >>> in japan the government is recommending more evacuations from the area around the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. officials say 113 additional households should evacuate from four districts now considered radiation hot spots. that's far beyond the mandatory exclusion zone set up for 20 kilometers around the fukushima reactors. >>> on the run since 2005, and on the 15 most wanted fugitive list since june, alleged drug kingpin keith hasson arrested in los angeles yesterday. he's suspected of masterminding a nationwide cocaine and marijuana ring which raked in more than $20 million. he's also wanted on an open indictment in n
to judgment. but clearly and admittedly the d.a. has big problems with this case, fred. >> susan, what has strauss-kahn been doing now that his house arrest, so to speak, is over? has he left the premises? have you seen anything about what his day-to-day is now going to be like? >> reporter: well, it's become a real media scene as it has been from the start. you can see over my shoulder a ring of photographers. that was prompted because a little while ago, someone went inside. and so the thought is, maybe they'll be leaving. there's certainly no reason for them to live in this location anymore now that he's been released on his own recognizance. he doesn't have his passport back. but he can move about the city and move about as long as he makes sure he's back for his next court case. we saw a busload of senior citizens snapping photos as they passed by this very short street. we know he went out for dinner last night. he and his wife went out to a restaurant to have dinner and cameras, of course, pictured him when he came back in. but certainly his legal team and sources have said, perhaps
in iowa. she basically kicked off her bus tour in iowa today. so this is going to be a big deal for her and her supporters who are here. and later she's going to be going to an iowa cubs baseball game and talk to supporters and voters there as well. >> so she's on a bus tour, is it all iowa all the time this weekend? where is she going? apparently shannon can't hear me, we'll get back to shannon travis, he's reporteding for us live in iowa. >>> a political note for you, the presidential seal fell off the white house limousine this weekend while he was on his way to the airport. a philly police officer found the seal alongside route 76, he returned to the secret schlts. >>> closing arguments set to begin tomorrow in the murder case that has millions watching. what you can expect. the lawyers to say and what our legal expert thinks of the verdicts, we'll have that for you straight ahead. >>> also more on dominique strauss-kahn and the case against him that seems to be unraveling. is he a guilty man or is he a victim here? we're asking our expert. >>> and the royal wedding that took place
. these are big proximate but we're a big country and we'll solve it. >> reporter: now, the main issue he's going to have to teal with is why he decided to hire andy colson who was later arrested as part of the investigation into the phone hacking. this is something that was brought up yesterday in the hearings and it turns out that his chief of staff actually warned the british police not to brief the prime minister on these phone hacking issues. lawmakers today are clearly going to try to get to the bottom of this as you can imagine from the opposition labor party. >> david cameron said he didn't know about this either. thanks so much. >> it's going to be hard to top the intensity of what happened yesterday. the theater of yesterday's phone hacking hearings. two hours after telling parliament it was the most hufble day of his life, rupert murdoch took a pie in the face. a 26-year-old man armed with a pie full of shaving cream nails rupert murdoch from behind saying you greedy billionaire and it didn't take long for murdoch's wife there, leapt to her husband's defense. she tried to clock the guy
in a while. simply because his health is so problematic. the reason why this is such a big issue here in egypt, fredricka, is because mubarak is due to stand trial on august 3rd for atrocities allegedly committed during his reign here of almost 30 years in power. and, of course, during the revolution that started on january 25th and that eventually led to him being ousted. so a lot of people are watching very, very closely as to how his health is going. there's been some issues in the past where he felt unwell during interrogations and also apparently his heart stopped a couple of days ago. he had to be resuscitated. this all is very, very big news to egyptians. of course to people around the world. because he's such an important figure, fredricka. >> fred, those legal proceedings are to happen in a matter of weeks. might it be delayed as a result of his health matters? >> reporter: well, that's, of course, the big question. that's, of course, one of the things people who are now protesting here in cairo and the demonstrations have been ramped up over this past week with people refusi
to put things in perspective, the federal government's twice as big as it was ten years ago. right now. twice as big. so everybody out there that's having to live within a budget, making the hard choices in our economy today, know that if you've grown something twice in ten years, you obviously can make some significant cuts in it without having any negative effect. >> senator coburn, let's talk about your role in the gang of six. is it correct, i mean, you bolted from the group. it was widely reported a couple of months ago. returned recently when the gang agreed to cut an additional 100-plus billion dollars from entitlement health care programs. and are you rock solid behind this new plan? >> you know, i'm rock solid behind my plan. my plan isn't going to happen. so i'm rock solid behind the plan that gets us on the way and this one does. >> your plan being the $9 trillion? >> yeah. >> the whole thing, it appears to be dependent upon rewriting the tax code. so how do we do that? how do we make all these other changes? how do we avert this, you no kn potential default in 13 days and h
. the scandal now spanning across the atlantic and claiming its first big victim on this "american morning." >>> and good morning. welcome, everybody. it is friday, july 15th. i'm soledad o'brien. you are watching snoonk kiran is off, christine is off, welcome soledad. good to see you. >> thank you. we have a lot to do today. let's get right to it. serious new pressure on rupert murdock and his global media empire. the justice department says it's now investigating the claims that one of its tabloids tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones. a report in another british tabloid, "the mirror" quoting a source who says "news of the world," the newspaper which folded under the pressure of the hacking scandal, hired an investigator to try to tap the phones. now lawmakers, law enforcement, and 9/11 families are all demanding the truth. >> susan candiotti following the latest for us on this and breaking, one casualty of the news international, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wa
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. jeter getting his 3,000th hit yesterday. >> that was a big day for him and the yankees as a whole. yankees shortstop, derek jeter, reached the historic milestone on saturday. and ray d'alessio is joining me. it's a huge day for derek jeter. >> yankee's fans, they love this guy. what does he do? he goes out and gets his 3,000th hit. he hit it by hitting a home run. one of the nicest guys that as a member of the media that you can interview. and even bigger than him getting his 3,000th hit, and you are from jersey, and you now how rich the yankees players are. joe dimaggio, and none of them never reached the 3,000 hits, and derek jeter the first to do so. you have the young fan, and the fan who catches the ball -- >> he didn't have to give it back, did he? >> no, he could have sold this ball, and there was talk this ball could have gone for thousands. a life-long yankee fan. what does he say? jeter worked his rear end off. he got to meet jeter, and the yankees went ahead and gave him tickets to the championship suite for the remainder of the season, and he made out. >> ice cream, ho
'll be arrested for contempt of court. go now. >>> you can probably imagine a kentucky woman is in big trouble with the law after she attacks a judge in court. court security officer adam dodson was the first to take her down. i talked with him earlier and asked what did the judge said to make her go ballistic. >> the judge was telling her to stop using foul language and if she kept using foul language in her court then she would be held in contempt and face more charges, and the lady was very upset already and she just basically disregarded anything the judge said and continued to talk. >> you've been doing this for a while now. have you seen anybody react this way especially towards a judge? >> i have seen people react this way but only in training videos, and the training they send us to. not in actually any courtroom i've worked in in the 3 1/2 years i've been there. >> when you grabbed her and you subdued her. what happened? was she remorseful? did you have to take her away? what happened? >> she was not remorseful at all actually. i had to administer the handcuffs on the floor. she was r
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start that race together and give you a big hug at the finish line. >> sounds good. can't wait to see you. >> if you want to follow along with me or any members of the six-pack, logon to cnn.com/sanjay. thanks for being with us this morning. time now to get you back into the cnn newsroom for a check of of our top stories in the news right now. >>> good morning. same-sex couples are lining up in new york city right now. this is the day they have been waiting for for years. this is the day they can legally get married. the ceremonies start in a half hour in the city clerk offices around the city and our councilmember rauz are there. >>> also, an autopsy is planned soon for singer, amy winehouse. a tragic story. the grammy-winning talent found dead. >>> also, another new deadline set for the debt talks. house speaker, john boehner, says it's time to get this done, in a manner of hours before the asian markets open. >>> hello to you all. i am t. j. holmes. today is the day where many can wave the 24-hour standard waiting period so they can get married right away. many are starting
played out today? >> in a word, no. this is one of the most extraordinary days in the history of big time criminal justice in the united states. the head spinning pace of events and the rapid turn around in the fortunes of the sides in this case. is like nothing i've ever seen before. and it looks like this case is going to end with a dismissal of the case at this point. it's hard to imagine how there could be a trial at this point when the prosecution has essentially described its main witness as a something close to a compulsive liar. >> i want to hear now from the alleged victim's lawyer, jeffrey. claiming prosecutors have turned on his client. let's listen to this then i want to ask you about it. >> now, it is a fact that the victim here made some mistakes. but that doesn't mean she's not a rape victim. and so all of this stuff that they leaked to the "new york times" was designed to discredit this woman. and i spoke to her a little while ago. and through her tear, through her hurt, she asked me, why did they do this to ni me? and i said, i don't know why. and now, she is determined.
the world cup final. >> big victory to talk about. >> that's it for us. "cnn newsroom" begins right now with kyra phillips. you have a busy morning. >> we do. a lot to talk about. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thanks for joining us. >>> the nation's debt crisis. the clock ticks and pressure builds. the president tells the congressional leaders you have 24 hours or less to make something has been. >>> a top murdoch executive resigns this morning. rebekah brooks former head of the disgraced tabloid "news of the world" is gone. >>> in southern california, drivers buckling up for carmagedd carmageddon. a bridge demolition that will close down 405, one of california's busiest highways. >>> we begin with the resignation of a key executive in the rupert murdoch media empire. rebekah brooks is out. many people were outraged when brooks kept her job after the newspaper was shut down for scandalous reporting tactics. and as brooks steps down, the investigations ramp up. the fbi now investigating the murdoch empire right here in the united states. lawmakers dema
. i found this really interesting. many people say that suggests these online farm says could be a big factor in the prescription drug problem overall. for one second i want to show you some numbers as to how big a problem we're talking about here. according to the national institute of drug abuse there are about 7 million people using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. that was in 2009. that's about 3% of the population. nearly 1 in 12 high school seniors report non-medical use of vicodin, one in 20 say they used oxycontin. now, what's interesting, drew, is that 59% of those high school seniors also say they got the drugs from a friend or a relative, which brings up another question. as you've been pointing out in your reports, it's so easy to buy these drugs online. but if the pharmacies start to shut down, can people get them from their family or friends pretty easily? >> reporter: they certainly will. but i think as the proliferation of the ease of getting these drugs. and even people who want these drugs, let's say a doctor prescribes them but the prescription runs out. t
mean they've got to pass something big and get it implemented quickly if we're not going to blow past that anyway. >> they really do. you heard secretary geithner yesterday saying that essentially we're running out of runway now and this is something that everyone has been dealing with for many, many months. what speaker boehner, according to one republican source, told gop lawmakers yesterday, is that they have to vote on some kind of a plan by wednesday and they have to post it on-line by today. so, you know, these are pretty tight deadlines that they're up against right now and last check, you know, they're still not close on a deal yet. nonetheless they have to get something done as he pointed out by wednesday to meet that august 2nd deadline. >> they don't have to be tight deadlines. >> never has to be tight deadlines. >> this is a crisis made in washington. >> as mark preston told me about half an hour ago, on the phone, he said guys, it's washington. that's -- >> this is how it always works. >> we'll be with you, talking many times. i have to tell you, grover norquist, the pres
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they are discussing in the oval office right now. we are told -- i do not -- at this time, expect any big statement oust white house or any big announcement. as we've seen these last few days anything can change at any moment. so i will keep you posted if it does, don. >> i think it's going to be a long evening for all of us. because if they come out and say something, of course, we'll bring it to you right here on cnn. and, listen, we have to say this, jessica, before we move on. the president and the leaders in washington said they wanted to get this fixed or at least some sort of agreement in the works before the asian and european markets opened tomorrow, and that's just in a few hours. >> reporter: that is correct. and, you know, as i sit there making calls trying to find out exactly what movement is happening in washington i'm also checking the s&p futures and the markets around the world, because there's already a lot of people in this town worried and seeing how things are moving. there is a lot of anxiety that the markets are already reacting, because this has a ripple effect on every amer
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a question, what was she thinking? a kentucky woman is in big trouble with the law after she attacks a judge in court. here's her violent outburst. >> miss hardwick, you will be held in contempt of of this court if you become disruptive. >> i don't care. i haven't done anything to this court. >> she'll it be arrested for contempt of court. go now. >> oh, my. court security officer, adam dotson, the man on the left of your screen was the first to reach the woman. her name is melissa hardwick and then he took her down. i talked with him a short while ago and asked what the judge said to make her go ballistic. >> the judge was basically just telling her to stop using foul language and if she will kept using foul language in her court, then she would be held in contempt and face more charges. and the lady was very upset already and she just basically disregarded anything the judge said and continued to talk. >> you've been doing this for a while now. have you ever seen anyone react this way, especially towards a judge? >> i have seen people react this way but only in training videos and the trai
can describe it. i lost my breath and a few tears. and it's indescribable. >>> back to the big news in the nfl this morning. the owners and players have now agreed on a deal. it's not just the fans that are cheering but you've got businesses in every city with an nfl team that are sooighing wit relief here. david mattingly joining us. tell us what this means because it goes much more beyond the game. >> you look at the nfl. they have $9 billion in revenue. when you look at each individual city, take atlanta, for example, they had two preseason games last year and eight regular season games. that brought in $56 million into the economy. so you can see that in just about every nfl town everywhere there is a game going on. you were talking about all the people who work at the games and everything like that. >> sure. >> these teams have a lot of people depending on them getting on the field. that is about to happen. we got confirmation today that we will have a vote from the players union today. they're going to be taking it to, first, the players' representatives. >> okay. >> the repre
the -- prevent the u.s. from going into default. the big question is, can all of this be done by the critical august 2nd deadline? and what the white house has been clear to point out in the past, the president would be willing to support any kind of short-term deal for one or two days if they need to cross the ts and dot the is of a potential agreement. the president would be willing to embrace something like that. so that's what we'll be watching closely over the next few hours, fredricka. >> dan, despite the fact that they had a vote, kind of procedural vote on that senate majority leader harry reid's plan today, when nancy pelosi and reid went to the white house last night, was that the beginning of working out this kind of framework? >> reporter: well, it's unclear whether that was actually the beginning of, you know, working on the particular framework. what we do know is that they're looking at the last 24 hours as a period when significant progress was made. so whether it's direct talks that was taking place with democrats and the president or with republicans and the president, as ka
problem. >> i could go on and on. tom says the fault lies with the system that allows big money, party loyalty and special interests to decide who gets elected. how we started moving down this path. >> very thoughtful responses from all of you. thank you very much. that's it for us. we'll be back tomorrow morning at 6:00 am eastern. >> cnn newsroom with kyra phillips starts right now. hi, kyra. >> hi, guys. good morning. >>> two breaking news stories this morning. first of all, the nfl, it looks like, they might have come together on a deal here. nfl.com is reporting that the players and the owners have agreed on something that will end the lockout. we're following it right now. we're just getting the information in. that means that the players vote will happen later today in more of a formal setting. training camp could start as early as wednesday now, we've been told. david mattingly has been following this for us. he has been live out of atlanta every day, at least he was last week when those negotiations were taking place. david, did you just get word that something came forward ju
out, she could be looking at quite of a big bill. in fact, nobody knows exactly how much it will be right now. they are going to have to have a hearing some time in the future for that. so perhaps her time in court will not be done after this session today. kyra? >> holly, we were talking and david has mentioned this as well, her safety. i mean, this whole murder trial was centered around a 2-year-old little girl who turned up dead. you know, with regard to the fact that she could walk free. it's not going to be easy for her. >> no. >> guilty or not, everything that has been out there about this crime, there's a lot of concern about her safety. >> there is different levels of freedom. technically is she locked in a jail cell? maybe not after half an hour from theory. then the freedom to move about an not be accosted and not approached by people in the street. that's a freedom she is not going to experience. this particular case just got to everybody. you've got a gorgeous baby girl, you've got grieving grandparents and then you have a not guilty verdict. so no one is held
has to go that, would have a big devastating impact on assad. there is a sense in washington that not only is assad not going to reform, but the opposition is toughening up. yes, it's not united, but is persistent as every friday. soon not far away in august comes ramadan. during ramadan in august, every day is a friday. >> i realize these sort of repeated warnings from the u.s. give heart to the protestors, send signals to our allies in the region. i wonder if there is any down side to repeated warnings that don't have an "or else" to them. >> that is an interesting question. my sense of what's been reported out of the state department, they are reluctant to get specific to say assad must go because they do not think they have the capacity to get him out of there. they don't want the united states looking like a paper tiger with regard to syria. we had enough problems trying to get gadhafi to go. right now i think the united states is in a waiting game, trying to toughen sanctions, harden up the rhetoric, seeing if others will join and recognizing these protestors are not go
. but this is the big one, folks. increased traffic on two off-peak days. >> stephen colbert didn't seem to think the so-called carmageddon in los angeles would be that big a deal or at all this weekend. so far, he seems to be right about this. the 405, one of the busiest freeways in the country, is shut down until monday so crews can tear down a bridge. the warnings to stay off the roads, they must have worked. mayor villaraigosa did a flyover to see if there was any road congestion, and he had to be pretty happy with what he saw. live now to sandra endo, standing by on the ventura freeway. where is all this herb e heal- h helacious traffic everyone was worried about? >> reporter: right. it was anticipated on this stretch of the freeway. officials are saying so far, so good, everything is smooth sailing, what epic traffic jams that they were warning the public about for three months now. take a look behind me, down at the shutdown 405. ads you were mentioning, this is a major artery servicing san fernando valley, and i can tell you i grew up in northridge, this is the lifeline to my grandma's house. th
and then of course, the big tv interview and if and when that happens. >> yeah. and jane, you know, it is amazing to see the coverage and you see the protesters in the background on the live pictures as jane is reporting just on the other side of where all of this is going on. our jane velez-mitchell is standing by, and casey anthony to be released shortly. the reporters are going inside to get pictures of her release. we will bring it to you if it happens in the hour. but you will definitely see it on cnn, so make sure you stay tuned. the host of "issues with jane velez-mitchell" is standing by with us, and thank you, jane. we will see you later in the broadcast. >> i hope so. >> thank you for watching cnn. >>> shame on you! shame on you! >>> a media king now fighting for his reputation. you will see rupert murdoch's very public apology and a man who used to work for one of his newspapers talks to cnn. and critics say that the rochester police force there has some explaining to do. are they protecting people or is it harassment? >>> take a look at the nails. how does she function everyday? well,
to be reporting back to news international. so there is a lot -- it's a big tangled web here of police contacts, reporters at "news of the world," not to mention high-level politics. remember rebekah brooks was the same person that wine and dined political figures for the murdoch family. that's what makes this arrest so fascinating. she's the highest profile arrest so far. every arrest it seems to have gotten closer and closer to the murdoch family. this is the closest arrest yet. >> okay. thanks so much from london. >>> back to that investigation after an assassination taking place in afghanistan of a top afghan official. we're going to try again to connect with cnn's david ariosto who is in kabul. what more can you tell us about how this assassination took place. >> reporter: first of all, there sa fire fight under way in kabul between afghan security forces and militants, gunman that broke into the house of president karzai's ally. this is the half ally from the last week who was killed in an attack that targeted these officials at their homes and raises all kinds of questions about the reac
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